Keith B. Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Morehouse College

Business Administration and Economics Division Faculty
  • Professor, Business Administration
Dr. Keith Hollingsworth is a professor of business administration at Morehouse College and actively involved in student development and research on Black business history.

Recently, Hollingsworth served as the Coordinator of SACSCOC Reaffirmation for the College, where he oversaw the campus-wide effort to pass this two-year process occurring every decade. He also served as Chair of the Business Administration department from 2007 – 2018, including formally leading the 2017 AACSB accreditation reaffirmation effort. Hollingsworth currently chairs the Committee for Curriculum and Educational Policy. His classes include Data Analytics and Modeling and Black Entrepreneurial History in the US. In 2003, Hollingsworth was the recipient of the Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award for Morehouse College. The Maroon Tiger, the school newspaper, has selected him among the Educators of the Year four times (2004, 2007, 2011, 2012). Georgia Trend magazine selected Hollingsworth as one of Georgia’s Outstanding 40 under 40 as part of the 2006 class. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990, 1992, and 1995 respectively. His initial research was in productivity analysis, especially data envelopment analysis, but he has shifted into the areas of business leadership and business history. Hollingsworth is a native of southern Georgia and a first generation college graduate. He currently attends and is active at All Saints Episcopal Church.



Office Location 
Massey Leadership Center, Room 218


Office Hours



    Advisor | 1998 – Present

    Chair, Program Committee | 2019 – 2020


  • Outstanding 40 under 40, Georgia Trend, October 2006. Featured on cover (as one of five) with full page article inside., Selected after alumni and current students of that year submitted nominations., Described as “an amazing professor and selfless friend to scores of students”.
  • Educator of the Year (2004, 2007, 2011, 2012). Selected by The Maroon Tiger, Called “easily one of the most beloved professors on campus”.
  • Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award – Morehouse College (2003)